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Confused the Jury. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 25 June 1914
Confused the Jury. A certain legal luminary:, though a jfoocl administrator of the ..■■law. in other "respects, was noted for.the way ho got mixed ' in his charges to the jury. On one occasion a case was tried before him,, the points of which may be briefly , stated thus :— Smith brought a : suit against Jones upon a promissory note given for a horse: Jones's defence was a failure of consideration, lie averring that at the time of the purchase the horse had the glanders, of which he died, and that Smith knew it. Smith replied that the horse did not have the glan ders, but the d is temper, and that J ones knew it when he bought him. The judge thus charged the jury : "Gentlemen ol' the Jury : Pay at tention to the charge of the Court. You have already made one mis trial of this ca.se hecmi.se von did not pay attention, and 1 do not want you to do it again. I in tend to make it so clear to you this time that you cannot possibly make any mistake. This- .suit is upon a note given for a p...
Rig for a Two-handed Saw. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 25 June 1914
Rig for a Two-handed Saw. The accompanying drawing shows liow a two-man saw may be rigged up to ba operated % by .one person. The writer designed Ibis arrange ment for the purpose of sawing- a large number of logs single handed, and he found the device very suc cessful. : •."•Tile. saw-horse - wns-placed beside a post ■ . 011 which, a pulley was mounted. Another -pulley was secured on a second .post,' while between the two a pulley block was fastened to the ground. A rope tied to. the free end of the saw passed over the pulleys on the posts; and ui^der the pulley block between1 them.' The opposite end. of the rope carried a small weight. vVith this arrangement the sawing of the logs was greatly facilitated.
House Built by a Woman. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 25 June 1914
House Built by a Woman. s Little more than seven years ugo Mrs. i Holton purchased a block of land, which whs particularly rugged and rough, and to the majority ap peared practically useless, near liraildla, in the Adelaide hills South Australia. Willi the assist ance of her three children, the wo man resolutely worked 011, cleared her holding, and planted an orchard, which now contains 1400 fruit trees, strawberry beds, raspberry fields, and Mats for vegetable growing. in October last she decided to build a new house. She utilise) only her spare moments to erect the structure, and was never able to give miore than half a day at a 'stretch to the work, yet to-day there stands a substantially-built live-roomed house, with kitchen attached. The building is of cement concrete. The rooms are each 1 .''.ft. long, 12ft. wide, and 10ft. (iin. high. The outside walls arc rough cast, and the inside walls are plastered and paper ed. An exceedingly neat design is used for the ceilings, which c...
Real Zulu Doctors. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 25 June 1914
Real Zulu Doctors. The very old doctors, who have great knowledge of herbs, are near ly invariably wrinkled on the face to an extraordinary degree. Men who know the Zulu and his ways will tell you this is due to a life long effort of memory. Certainly they have d memory far excelling that of the white man. If a sheep were lost, and one of those old doc tors had examined it casually a. couple of . months before, he would be able to pick the missing animal out from a flock 01 two or three hundred with absolute certainty. Ilq can neither read'nor write, and all his ^learning is stored up in' his .memory'from'the moment when, as a boy of twelve or thirteen, ho -starts out on his travels as assist ant,'-to some other doctor. The pair of th£iiv.-gO',oft -on 'a long tour sometimes-lasting six months, and the way; ./the boy carries his mas terls . .smokiiifj , horn: mats, blan kets,-wooden • pillo^v;* , bags and 'medicine, the ■ ■= lot: often weighing "fifty, pounds. .'He--studies -liis mos...
The "Telegraph Plant." IT IS NEVER STILL. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 25 June 1914
The "Telegraph Plant." -c IT IS NEVEK STILL. I-Iore iB a very strange plant, known as the "Moving Plant" or "Telegraph Plant." Lt originally came from the Kast Indies, and be longs to tile same natural order as the sensitive plant. Hut in its mo tion it differs from the sensitive plant, inasmuch as the leaves have a rotary motion instead of a col lapsing or folding one, such as the leaves of the sensitive plant have. In the mo\iiig plant the leaflets ap pear never to he at rest, even when there is no wind or air to set them in motion. There are three leaflets on each j leaf, and sometimes all three will be in motion; again only one. So there is no regularity in their movements, j and they may be seen moving either steadily or in jerks, in every con ceivable direction. During the plant's entire life it is never quiet, I nor is it ever entirely at rest. It is not uncommon for one leaflet to revolve while others on the same stalk are perfectly (juiet.
Superstitions of the Sea. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 25 June 1914
j Superstitions of the Sea. j Sailors are full of superstitions. | You cannot shake them. You "would j find it practically impossible to con I vince sailors that ill-luck does not > cling to a vessel whose name has I been changed, or that a crul'L whose I nume ends up in " a " does not rest I under an evil spell. Persist, and you will be asked nhout the Vic ; toria, sunk in the Mediterranean ; the Stella, lost off the Channel Is lands ; the Arequipa. ashore on the West Const of America ; 1 he Cobra, a destroyer, which broke her back 011 her maiden voyage in the North Sea ; and the Sardinia, burnt in harbour at Malta. Of course, there are hundreds of vessels afloat which bear the unlucky final letter, and in which it is safer to (ravel than on the railway, but the list, of losses is a formidable one. Then sometimes it is n member of the crew to whom' a particularly e\il influence is attached ; some'. lines it is a passenger. Hat if you want to see' a fiuilornnui shiver with sui er...
The Tenterfield Courier And District Advoca te Local and General. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 25 June 1914
The Tenterfield Courier And District Advoca te Blacksmitiiin'r.—As will bo seen -in our business columns, Mr. Frank Skiflington intends starting business on Monday next sis a general black smith and wheel vvright in Mr. J, "W. Adams' shop in High-street. "We wish him success in his venture. Boxixc;.—"What promises to be a 'very even fight will take place in Larry O'Keeflb's Stadium on Satur day night next between Bob Muller and Alf. Seibright. This contest is sure to draw a big house and those who attend will have no need for complaint as both men arc no novice at the game and a ding dong battle is assured. Several preliminaries will be fought prior to the big'match so the audience will havo a big night's entertainment. DiiEADFUi. Thagedy.—Further par: tieulars of the tragedy at Tennessee, in Western Australia, stato that the accused ■ Frederick Smith informed the police that he and his .son were discussing arrangements for the con trol of properties which they both owned. The inter...
Small Points of Etiquette. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 25 June 1914
Small Points of Etiquette. , 1 Often young people, on being intro duced to one another, do not know whether to shake hands or not. You will see them nervously putting for ward their hands, and then drawing them back, each waiting for the other to make the decisive move. A word or two 01 advice would do away with all that awkwardness. The rule as to shaking hands in such circumstances is quite simple. You should shake hands as a mat ter of course with every stranger coming to your own house. At other times, you should shake hands if the person introduced, ia a relation of the person who makes the introduc tion, and that, of course, means y.ou would shake hands with any one. to whom you are introduced by a relation ' of your own. Men as a rule always-; shake hands on intro duction, but, . of course, it always rests with an' elderly person or a person, of raukr to shake bands on any occasion that they choose, and not to be prepared to take the prof fered . hand would he a breach. of ma...
King as a Cinema Actor. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 25 June 1914
King as a Cinema Actor. A: Whilo King Christian of Denmark was cruising with the Queen and their two sons in his yacht Iiita off Aarthuus, Jutland, the party were startled by the sound 01" shots and shrieks for help. The King immediately gave orders to sail in the direction of the sounds. They found several boats manned with crows of the most desperate looking type engaged in a regular battle with rifles and revolvers. I The King was milking arrange ments for speedy intervention when he saw through his binoculars an other boat, a little away from the others, with a man at the stern calmly turning the handle of a cinema, camera. The sight of that unrudled figure made the King smile, and he ordered the yacht to lie "taken out of action." A1 that moment, however, Fate took a hand in the game. The ac tress who took the part of tlie heroine jumped overboard to escape from the villain, but half-way to the shore she became exhausted, and would have drowned if tho King had not detected a ge...
Cost of a Fly—£20. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 25 June 1914
Cost of a Fly—£20. * A ludicrous accident recently cost a .firm of American grain merchants lOOdols. It was found one day that, according to the books and ledgers, lOOdols. (about £20) had mysteriously disappeared. Immediately the firm sent for an | expert accountant, and paid him far more than that missing lOOdols. to find out what hod happened. The expert accountant went through all the books. He checked and. counter-checked, referred and com pared for a solid seven months, and still there was no explana tion of tho entire disappearance of that lOOdols. And still tho firm were determined to trace it, if it cost them ten times as much. Ono^day the accountant was trying for tho heaven-knows-what time to detect the error, when his pencil happened to touch t he figure " 1 " of a certain entry. To* his aston ishment the figure promptly .snapped in two and skated down the page. Examination showed that the .sup posed liguro, which had lioen added up with the rest, and thrown tho ac count...
Scrub Sports Club. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 25 June 1914
A meeting of tho committee of the Scrub Amateur Sports Club was held at tlie Telegraph Hotel on Saturday 20th inst. Mr. A. McClifty, Prcsi, dent, occupied tho chair. The minutes of tho provious mooting wore read and adopted. The appointment of officials for the day's sports was then proceeded with. Tho following was tho result:—J udges, Messrs. A McClifty and Jas. Hutchings ; Starter, Mr. A. M. Fletcher; Clark of tho Course, Mr. L. Potrio ; Clerks of tho Scales, Messrs. P. Marstella and It. Durham; Assistant Secretary, Mr. W. Grant; to take entries for horpe ovents, Messrs. F. Marstella and Gus. Frankol. Mr. Petrio donated a special prize of Ll Is for handicap footrace for all ladies over 16 years, 50 yards, two prizes. The next com mittee meeting will bs held on Satur day night at 7.30. The following aro the handicaps for tho All-comers Handicap to be run at the sportsF. March scratch, W. Campbell and A. Fletcher each 5yds., W. Birrell and L. Petrio 6, C. Ker mode 7, R. H. Miller a...
Electric Gloves for Policemen. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 25 June 1914
Electric Gloves for Policemen. Jeremiah Creedon, a resident of "Philadelphia, and an engineer on the Philadelphia.- and Handing Kailrond lias perfected and patented a device by which a policeman can control i the most desperate and unruly pri soner. j The inventor describes it as "an. , improved electrical device for use I o!' policemen and others in making arrests, subduing unruly persons,, and resisting attacks." It consists essentially of a pair of gloves pro-, | vided with electrodes which- nnty be brought in contact' with the. person grasped by the hand of tho ' wearer. An electric circuit,, -the&lt; terminals of which are formed liy the electrodes, supplies an. electric shack to the prisoner aiul ettectuul ■ ly renders him unable to resist ar rest. The power for this instrument comes from a battery, worn either in a belt that is provided .with it, or in the pocket of the policeman's coat. Connected with this device also is a small Jamp which can bo ! held in~~ one hand...
Football Meeting. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 25 June 1914
At the weekly meeting held on Monday evening there were present Rev Hynes (chairman) Woodward, Hutton, Woolnough, "Walker, Ste wart, Stevenson nnd the Secretary A. Doyle. The correspondence comprised a letter from the Armidalo Union that they could play a team from Tenter field on 29th inst, from ^Bolivia Club asking the Union to postpone their fixture with the Pirates from Satur day 27th to Saturday 4th July—,tho reason given being that some of their players were taking part in a tennis match ; and from Half Holiday Club asking for registration of players, A. Brown, Penson, S. Vesper and West, and allotment of them to their team, The foregoing werejformally received. i The Chairman said Mr. Doyle had accepted the invitation of the Armi dale Union. Mr. Doyle said lie had also ar ranged for concession tickets for. Sun day evening. The matter of appointing a mana ger then arose. No gentleman seemed to bo available, and it was then left to the Chairman and Secretary to ar range with so...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 25 June 1914
There is invariably something new and novel to be seen in our Skowj'ooiys ; indeed, you can us ually be guided in Fashion's "Walk l>y viewing the goods we have displayed. Instead of looking up ySurfashion journal you can come along here and see the actual goods." You will find this very practical and also extremely interesting. Supposing you desire to purchase a Winter Hat. It is one matter to choose the right style and another matter to find the right price. At lleid's you get an ideal eombiuation, without any diffi culty whatever. A lady came into our Showroom the other day and remarked that •he had always been in the habit of sending to Sydney until she discovered that she could obtain mora satisfaction by buying here. She had to be convinced at first though—comparison proved the merit of shopping at Hciil's. There !U'c many fine, articles in otir Showroom at present, fore most amongst which are: — CHARMING 11 A T S, DE LIGHTFUL AYINTUR COS TUMES, A "FINE RANGE of SKIRTS, NPLE...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 25 June 1914
OPTICS! A word about Kye's and their treatment. DO YOU KNOW : that you have in your midst AT JENSEN'S a thoroughly qualified Optician, certified by practical examination ? IF:SO, then why get Spec tacles from strangers who hap pen to come from door to door ■ carrying a test-case, and of whom you know nothing but what they tell you. To test sight scientifically is-absolutely impossible with out proper instruments and a proper test-room to.do it in. We are here, always at your service. Consult us,: we can treat you scientifically, and guarantee satisfaction. Fur thermore, you can at any time see us again, but the stranger is here to-day, and perhaps you never see him again. Be careful of your sight— - the most valuable asset of • your life. Watchmakers, Jewellers ancT Opticians. JENSEN y 9 ■ Owing to the high prices and the . scarcity of stock, we, tho unfleraien .• efl butchers, notify that on and after : MONDAY, tho 16th June, our prices Will bo no under, for cash only :— ' a d Sirl...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 25 June 1914
It's Cleat Weather! It's time you had one, the sud den drop in temperature makes one feel the mint of a GOAT. l>on't leave it until the Winter is half over—havo the benefit of the warmth now. Our Coats are this work of Exports—well cut, best trimmings, and the best of Tweeds. PHICES F£10W3 25s ti© 45s. — ALSO — Boys' and Youths' Overcoats. Clothier, Rouse Street. KINDLY NOTE !• I have taken over the woll-known WINE, CONFECTION ERY and TOBACCONIST BUSINESS from Mr. David Connellan, in High-street, where I shall stock onlv the Best Brands of the,above goods. I shall also continue to supply High Class Stationery and Musical Instruments at Sydney Prices. - -- Motor Car For Hire. - A. H. EDMONDS/ High Street. (Opposite Roper & Walker's). 'PHONE 74. J.HAROLD WEALE' L.D.S. (University of Sydney), • DENTAL SURGEON, Rouse Stre::t Tenterlield, Hours ; 9 a.m. to G p.m
DEATH OF GIANTESS. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 25 June 1914
DEATH OF GIANTESS. Ono of the oldest natives of the liunyip district; Miss Glare Snell, died at Nur-nargoon on Saturday week. Miss Snell was a member of & remark able family. When quito a young girl she weighed about 39 stone. About 23 years ago, Miss Snell, who was known in Melbourne as " The Gipps latid Giantess," was on exhibition at the Waxworks, with her sister Anna, who weighed 28 stone. Her brother, Thomas Snell, weighed 25 stone. The brother and sisters made a tour of the world. During recent years the Misses Snell livod in Bunyip and Nar nar-goon in retirement. Miss Snell was 40 years of age.—-"Exchange. Foxes aro reported to bo killing ronng lambs very freely in the Quir indi district. Great success has been met with on Mr. J. M. L. Macdon ald's Wallabadali station by shooting parrots, soldier, and other small birds, and putting strychnine in their bodies while still warm. A trial was made with somo sheep offal, and the birds wero dropped at short intervals. By tha...
The £170,000 Pearl Necklace. OWNER OF THE FAMOUS JEWELS. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 25 June 1914
The Ej70j000 Pearl Necklace. J OWNER OF THE FAMOUS ' * JEWELS. Mr. Max Meyer, like Lord Byron, Woko up ,(says a writer in a London paper), one morning and found him self famous. Famous in a degree he never expected or desired, for a more retiring, amiable, and hard working -merchant than, the celebrat ed owner' of the £117,000 pearl neck lace it" would be didicult to find. Ho is a man in the early fifties, with whom time has dealt gently. ' His smile is winning' and his conversa tion brilliant, like his diamonds. He came to Loudon in the late 'seven ties of last century, and is Sue of the many young Germans who came to this country shortly after the Franco-German war, and whose won derfully successful careers, were they but known, would add many an interesting chapter to the ro mance of business. ^Reared amidst the splendours of .diamonds and pearls of that em porium known as Hatton Garden, his ambition was to become the re cognised leader in that famous dis trict of romance, Orient...